A case of human pancreatic eurytremiasis
This study provides the first comprehensive imaging report of human pancreatic eurytremiasis. A 43-year-old man with obstructive jaundice and a pancreatic tumor was referred for diagnosis and treatment. Serum aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase were elevated. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a multilocular cystic lesion with delayed enhanced area in the pancreas head. On magnetic resonance imaging, the tumor was hyperintense on diffusion-weighted image, and the apparent diffusion coefficient value of the tumor was lower than that of the normal pancreatic parenchyma. Positron emission tomography with 2-deoxy-2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-d-glucose integrated with computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) revealed abnormally increased uptake of 18F-FDG in the tumor. A subtotal stomach-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed on the preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic carcinoma accompanied by branch duct-type intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm. Multifocal granulomatous lesions with necrotic areas including many parasite eggs were seen on the histology. The final diagnosis was pancreatic eurytremiasis.
KeywordsHuman eurytremiasis Eurytrema pancreaticum Pancreatic fluke Pancreatic parasite infection
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Yasuo Takehara is an endowed chair of the department supported by a private company.
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